Pamela Gagnon Push-Up

Pushup Technique

In this video, we look at push up points of performance. These points of performance will also translate in a lot of ways to the bench press and dips, other horizontal pressing variations. While this is a simple exercise, a better understanding of pushup technique will help you hit more reps and keep your shoulders feeling great as you do …

Are Butterfly Pull-Ups legit

S2E2: Are Butterfly Pull-Ups Legit?

In Episode 2 of Season 2 of the Performance Plus Podcast, Johnny and Pamela sit down to talk about butterfly pull-ups and why people hate them so much. In this episode, we cover Why we should learn to do butterfly pull-ups. What are the prerequisites for butterfly pull-ups? How to develop the skill of the butterfly pull-ups. Why hating butterfly …

back vs front squats

Back vs. Front Squats – Understanding The Differences

Back squats vs. Front Squats, which is your favorite? Most athletes will prefer one of these over the other but usually can’t say why. Or they can’t understand why one of these variations feels better for them than the other. We’d love to shed some light on the differences between back vs. front squats to help you understand when to …

hanstand mobility requirements

Handstand Hold Technique

Struggling with your handstand hold technique? Zach and Pamela have a great tip for you to improve your shoulder stability in the freestanding handstand. Improving this will help you progress to higher hold times and better progress with handstand walking! Be sure to check out our handstand programs we offer at Performance Plus to help you crush your goals!  …

ring dip technique breakdown

Ring Dip Technique Breakdown

Ring Dip Technique Breakdown In this video, we talk through the ring dip points of performance of the ring dip. I want you to notice is that as Pamela does the ring dip, those rings are being held close to her body. Her torso’s fairly upright as she goes up and down into the motion. There are going to be …

Best CrossFit Strength exercises

The Best CrossFit Strength Accessory Exercises

Many athletes that begin CrossFit training fall in love with the pursuit of greater levels of strength. Crushing that next PR is always a great feeling. But often, the daily WOD isn’t enough to build maximal strength. If you are wanting to bump up your strength, we have ten CrossFit Strength Accessory exercises that you need to incorporate. At Performance …

Best CrossFit Mobility Exercises

The Best CrossFit Mobility Exercises

The movements performed in CrossFit challenge the athlete from a mobility perspective as much as almost any other form of exercise. Rarely do gym-goers challenge the human body’s ability to move through maximal range of motion required for skills like the overhead squat, toes to bar, and muscle-ups. Because of that, many athletes understand the importance of including CrossFit mobility …

best crossfit accessory exercises

The Best CrossFit Accessory Exercises

CrossFit provides a unique test of athlete’s fitness by combining movements that challenge your mobility, absolute strength, bodyweight/gymnastics strength, and multiple energy systems. The result is daily workouts that push the body with high-intensity workouts. Many athletes understand that the daily WOD alone won’t maximize their performance and regularly do CrossFit accessory exercises in addition to the prescribed metcon. At …

Dumbbell Strength Exercises for CrossFit

Best Dumbbell Strength Exercises for CrossFit

The dumbbell has long been a staple in the strength & conditioning world but was relatively underutilized in CrossFit until 2017 when the dumbbell appeared in the first two Open workouts of that year. Since then, the dumbbell has become significantly more popular in CrossFit programming as a whole. At Performance Plus, we specialize in building accessory programming to build …